Business & Economics

Knowledge Risk and its Mitigation

Author: Rongbin W.B. Lee

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 456

The life cycle of companies and enterprises, at present, is short-lived due to rapid social and technological changes. Despite the growing awareness on the importance of knowledge management (KM) among academic researchers, it is still not widely practiced in industry. Why is this?
Business & Economics

Knowledge Risk and its Mitigation

Author: Rongbin W.B. Lee

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 785

The life cycle of companies and enterprises, at present, is short-lived due to rapid social and technological changes. Despite the growing awareness on the importance of knowledge management (KM) among academic researchers, it is still not widely practiced in industry. Why is this?
Technology & Engineering

River Basin Modelling for Flood Risk Mitigation

Author: Donald Knight

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 616

View: 855

Flooding accounts for one-third of natural disasters worldwide and for over half the deaths which occur as a result of natural disasters. As the frequency and volume of flooding increases, as a result of climate change, there is a new urgency amongst researchers and professionals working in flood risk management. River Basin Modelling for Flood Risk Mitigation brings together thirty edited papers by leading experts who gathered for the European Union’s Advanced Study Course at the University of Birmingham, UK. The scope of the course ranged from issues concerning the protection of life, to river restoration and wetland management. A variety of topics is covered in the book including climate change, hydro-informatics, hydro-meterology, river flow forecasting systems and dam-break modelling. The approach is broad, but integrated, providing an attractive and informative package that will satisfy researchers and professionals, while offering a sound introduction to students in Engineering and Geography.
Business & Economics

Complete Guide to the CITP Body of Knowledge

Author: Tommie W. Singleton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 689

Looking for tools to help you prepare for the CITP Exam? The CITP self-study guide consists of an in-depth and comprehensive review of the fundamental dimensions of the CITP body of knowledge. This guide features various and updated concepts applicable to all accounting professionals who leverage Information Technology to effectively manage financial information. There are five dimensions covered in the guide: Dimension I Risk Assessment Dimension 2 Fraud Considerations Dimension 3 Internal Controls & Information Technology General Controls Dimension 4 Evaluate, Test and Report Dimension 5 Information Management and Business Intelligence The review guide is designed not only to assist in the candidate's preparation of the CITP examination but will also enhance your knowledge base in today's marketplace. Using the complete guide does not guarantee the candidate of successfully passing the CITP exam. This guide addresses most of the subjects on the CITP exam’s content specification outline and is not meant to teach topics to the candidate for the first time. A significant amount of cooperating and independent readings will be necessary to prepare for the exam, regardless of whether the candidate completes the review course or not.
Science

Techniques for Disaster Risk Management and Mitigation

Author: Prashant K. Srivastava

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 792

A comprehensive guide to managing and mitigating natural disasters Recent years have seen a surge in the number, frequency, and severity of natural disasters, with further increases expected as the climate continues to change. However, advanced computational and geospatial technologies have enabled the development of sophisticated early warning systems and techniques to predict, manage, and mitigate disasters.Techniques for Disaster Risk Management and Mitigation explores different approaches to forecasting disasters and provides guidance on mitigation and adaptation strategies. Volume highlights include: Review of current and emerging technologies for disaster prediction Different approaches to risk management and mitigation Strategies for implementing disaster plans and infrastructure improvements Guidance on integrating artificial intelligence with GIS and earth observation data Examination of the regional and global impacts of disasters under climate variability
Business & Economics

The Risk Mitigation Handbook

Author: Kit Sadgrove

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 879

Disruption, over-regulation and cyber threats are typical of the major risks that management has to cope with. But until now there hasn’t been a formula to contain them. In The Risk Mitigation Handbook, Kit Sadgrove provides practical and actionable steps you can take to minimise the threats to your business. With over 160 checklists and a wealth of revealing case studies, this is the first book to recommend detailed action plans. After reviewing each risk, the author provides a list of measurable tactics necessary to neutralise the threat. The book lists a comprehensive range of risks that organisations face today, with a special emphasis on business strategy, security and people management. Sadgrove also takes a sharp look at how to reduce the risk of operational failure, supply chain weakness and regulatory compliance. Unlike previous books on enterprise risk, The Risk Mitigation Handbook sets out detailed solutions rather than generic risk management theories. The book has been carefully edited to provide fast information for the busy senior manager. Stripped back to the bare essentials, The Risk Mitigation Handbook gives the reader bullet points and strategies that give you the information you need to mitigate hundreds of risks.
Business & Economics

Mitigation and Financing of Seismic Risks: Turkish and International Perspectives

Author: Paul R. Kleindorfer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 284

Huge economic losses from natural disasters, including nearly 100 000 fatalities world wide in 1999 alone, gave rise to a renewed recognition by government, industry and the public that national governments and international agencies cannot simply go on as they have in the past. Changes in financial cover, better enforcement procedures for building standards, better business contingency planning, and well developed emergency response were demanded from all sides. In this volume an international group of experts present recent research on the variety of approaches adopted by different countries to assess natural hazard risks and the incentives for mitigating and financing them, the particular focus being in earthquake risks. The volume also presents an in-depth summary of recent reforms in Turkey related to seismic risks, with comparative research from many other countries. Linkages are emphasised between science and engineering infrastructure, insurance and risk management, and public policy.
Business & Economics

Operational Risk Management

Author: Ariane Chapelle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 755

OpRisk Awards 2020 Book of the Year Winner! The Authoritative Guide to the Best Practices in Operational Risk Management Operational Risk Management offers a comprehensive guide that contains a review of the most up-to-date and effective operational risk management practices in the financial services industry. The book provides an essential overview of the current methods and best practices applied in financial companies and also contains advanced tools and techniques developed by the most mature firms in the field. The author explores the range of operational risks such as information security, fraud or reputation damage and details how to put in place an effective program based on the four main risk management activities: risk identification, risk assessment, risk mitigation and risk monitoring. The book also examines some specific types of operational risks that rank high on many firms' risk registers. Drawing on the author's extensive experience working with and advising financial companies, Operational Risk Management is written both for those new to the discipline and for experienced operational risk managers who want to strengthen and consolidate their knowledge.
Business & Economics

Project Risk Management

Author: Gregory Hutchins

Publisher: CERM Academy for Enterprise Risk Management

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 382

View: 986

The book is about RBPS (Risk Based Problem Solving) and RBDM (Risk Based Decision Making). Every project is subjected to the known risks and the unknown risks. Known risks are the four constraints of a project. The four constraints are; scope; schedule; cost; and quality. Unknown risks are the uncertainties and variances that surround every project. The book discusses in detail, with examples and risk stories to support the points made in the book, PM, RM, EVM, and Subcontract Management (SM). Understanding these four disciplines and how to incorporate them into a project, is essential to effective RBPS and RBDM. Project Management knowledge and skills are necessary to manage the known risks. Risk Management knowledge and skills are essential to identifying, assessing and mitigating unknown risks. Earned Value Management is important to tracking and controlling risk mitigation plans. Many companies outsource most of their work scope to subcontractors, so having Subcontract Management knowledge and skills is key to mitigating subcontract risks. The future of work is also discussed in detail. Future work will be projectized more. Working remotely is a trend that is increasing. Project Managers will have a more difficult problem in the future managing a diverse workforce of on-site, remote, and part-time workers. You need to be aware of future trends. The book is structured in a logical sequence and is easy to read. Step by step processes are presented in a logical way with practical examples to help you understand the process. Most of the methods and techniques discussed in the book are based on my DOD experience. However, these techniques also apply to the IT, and Construction Industries.
Business & Economics

Cross Country Pipeline Risk Assessments and Mitigation Strategies

Author: Arafat Aloqaily

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

View: 546

Cross Country Pipeline Risk Assessments and Mitigation Strategies describes the process of pipeline risk management and hazard identification, using qualitative risk assessment, consequence modeling/evaluation, pipeline failure rates, and risk calculations, as well as risk mitigation and control strategies. The book evaluates potential causes of pipeline failure in the oil and gas industry based on a wide range of data that cover more than 40 years of operating history. Additionally, it details a consistent approach that allows for proper estimation of potential risk and offers methods for mitigating this potential risk. This approach is then combined with consequence modeling to fully calculate the different forms of risk presented by pipelines. Cross Country Pipeline Risk Assessments and Mitigation Strategies is an essential resource for professionals and experts involved in pipeline design as well as researchers and students studying risk assessment, particularly in relation to pipelines. Offers a practical risk assessment model for pipelines without the need for complicated, expensive software Describes a new and systematic approach for pipeline risk control and mitigation that reflects actual pipeline conditions and operating status Provides examples of all pipeline hazard identification techniques and how they are used to produce consistent results Includes access to a newly developed Excel tool PipeFAIT for assessing pipeline risk
Disaster relief

The Role of Mitigation in Reducing Federal Expenditures for Disaster Response

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Disaster relief

Page: 102

View: 252

Computers

Current Trends on Knowledge-Based Systems

Author: Giner Alor-Hernández

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 290

View: 296

This book presents innovative and high-quality research on the implementation of conceptual frameworks, strategies, techniques, methodologies, informatics platforms and models for developing advanced knowledge-based systems and their application in different fields, including Agriculture, Education, Automotive, Electrical Industry, Business Services, Food Manufacturing, Energy Services, Medicine and others. Knowledge-based technologies employ artificial intelligence methods to heuristically address problems that cannot be solved by means of formal techniques. These technologies draw on standard and novel approaches from various disciplines within Computer Science, including Knowledge Engineering, Natural Language Processing, Decision Support Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Databases, Software Engineering, etc. As a combination of different fields of Artificial Intelligence, the area of Knowledge-Based Systems applies knowledge representation, case-based reasoning, neural networks, Semantic Web and TICs used in different domains. The book offers a valuable resource for PhD students, Master’s and undergraduate students of Information Technology (IT)-related degrees such as Computer Science, Information Systems and Electronic Engineering.
Business & Economics

Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery

Author: Y. Kambayashi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 359

View: 238

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery, DaWaK 2001, held in Munich, Germany in September 2001. The 33 revised full papers presented together with one invited paper were carefully reviewed and selected from more than 90 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on association rules, mining temporal patterns, data mining techniques, collaborative filtering and Web mining, visualization and matchmaking, development of data warehouses, maintenance of data warehouses, OLAP, and distributed data warehouses.
Business & Economics

Crafting and Shaping Knowledge Worker Services in the Information Economy

Author: Keith Sherringham

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 566

View: 300

This book offers a hands-on approach to prepare businesses for managing the impact of technology transformation by the pragmatic, consistent, and persistent application of proven business principles and practices. Technology is rapidly transforming our businesses and our society. Knowledge worker roles are being impacted, and as operations are being automated, business models are changing as the use of cloud-based services lowers costs and provides flexibility. This book provides a guide towards managing the environment of uncertainly caused by the rapid changes in technology by combining strategy and leadership to influence the environment, instil the right behaviours, and strengthen the skills that will enable businesses to be adaptive, responsive, and resilient.
Education

Outsourcing Professional Body of Knowledge - OPBOK Version 9

Author: IAOP

Publisher: Van Haren

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 354

View: 559

Outsourcing is here to stay. It is inextricably linked to the globalization of business. International trade networks continue to connect the world’s economies and organizations increasingly turn to partners, often through outsourcing, to help them: • better leverage what they are best at • gain greater flexibility and reach, and • drive down their overall business costs and risks. This substantial title is the official version of the Outsourcing Professional Body of Knowledge by IAOP (International Association of Outsourcing Professionals), in short: OPBOK. This is the official publication of OPBOK Version 9. It identifies the best practices of outsourcing professionals around the globe and presents the reader with a complete and practical guide to this emerging, complex discipline. It gives readers full guidance on the critical ‘make or break’ factors in any outsourcing program: • governance and defining a strategic approach to Outsourcing; • identifying and communicating business requirements; • selecting and qualifying providers; • gaining internal buy-In, creating project teams and • value assessment (value for money and return on investment). This authoritative title provides an invaluable resource for any outsourcing professional: the best practice guidance is complemented by practical checklists and templates. Readers can therefore apply rigorous disciplines to ensure internal and external requirements are fully considered and implemented at each stage of the process. It will become a key desktop resource for successful outsourcing professionals who achieve corporate and personal goals in this field.
Science

Knowledge Systems of Societies for Adaptation and Mitigation of Impacts of Climate Change

Author: Sunil Nautiyal

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 720

View: 809

Climate change is broadly recognized as a key environmental issue affecting social and ecological systems worldwide. At the Cancun summit of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 16th Conference, the parties jointly agreed that the vulnerable groups particularly in developing countries and whose livelihood is based on land use practices are the most common victims as in most cases their activities are shaped by the climate. Therefore, solving the climate dilemma through mitigation processes and scientific research is an ethical concern. Thus combining the knowledge systems of the societies and scientific evidences can greatly assist in the creation of coping mechanisms for sustainable development in a situation of changing climate. International Humboldt Kolleg focusing on “knowledge systems of societies and Climate Change” was organized at ISEC. This event was of unique importance, as the year 2011-12 was celebrated as the 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between India and Germany with the motto "Germany and India - Infinite Opportunities." This volume is the outcome of the papers presented during the IHK 2011 at ISEC, India.
Communities

Disaster Mitigation

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Communities

Page: 76

View: 836

Computers

Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems XXXVI

Author: Abdelkader Hameurlain

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 193

View: 723

This volume, the 36th issue of Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems, contains eight revised, extended papers selected from the 3rd International Conference on Future Data and Security Engineering, FDSE 2016, and the 10th International Conference on Advanced Computing and Applications, ACOMP 2016, which were held in Can Tho City, Vietnam, in November 2016. Topics covered include big data analytics, massive dataset mining, security and privacy, cryptography, access control, deep learning, crowd sourcing, database watermarking, and query processing and optimization.
Science

Flood Risk Management: Hazards, Vulnerability and Mitigation Measures

Author: Jochen Schanze

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 319

View: 650

Floods are of increasing public concern world-wide due to increasing damages and unacceptably high numbers of injuries. Previous approaches of flood protection led to limited success especially during recent extreme events. Therefore, an integrated flood risk management is required which takes into consideration both the hydrometeorogical and the societal processes. Moreover, real effects of risk mitigation measures have to be critically assessed. The book draws a comprehensive picture of all these aspects and their interrelations. It furthermore provides a lot of detail on earth observation, flood hazard modelling, climate change, flood forecasting, modelling vulnerability, mitigation measures and the various dimensions of management strategies. In addition to local and regional results of science, engineering and social science investigations on modelling and management, transboundary co-operation of large river catchments are of interest. Based on this, the book is a valuable source of the state of the art in flood risk management but also covers future demands for research and practice in terms of flood issues.